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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite. After a long winter, it’s time to take the party outside. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA compliments quintessential summer fare: grilled fish, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies. And try pairing it with desserts that feature citrus--like, key lime pie or lemon curd cheesecake. This beer works with all that is summer. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA packs a punch that won’t stray, which means you need to find a sweet spot and stay. Sure…you may feel like chasing tail and howling at the moon but keep your cool. Find some shade, dog. And just relax. Unleash Summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9151) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
22oz courtesy of savnac. Pours a hazy light orange with the lace of god. Huge sheety lace covering the oversized tulip. Aroma of baked apples. Taste is bitter apple skins, baked apple chips, nutty bitter, some fairly serious biting alcohol with nothing in the body to balance. Moving to almost medicinal. Palate is creamy, rich, soft. Almost perfect palate. Could possibly be the only beer I rate a 6/5/6/5/13. This beer is kicking ass on the special teams, but still not scoring any points on offense.
Earlier Rating: 11/18/2009 Total Score: 3.1
22oz courtesy of tastybeer.

Finally losing my Midnight Sun virginity! Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that leaves just excellent, thick lacing. Aroma is characteristic stale DIPA (that’s what I get for having to come from Anchorage to Portland and then to DC). Lots of strawberry cheesecake, cheap candies, green apple, overripe pears,blackberries. Taste is a bit watery but there is a massive hop bitterness in the finish, which changes to a long, dry, bitter aftertaste. As it warms the alcohol really shows through; almost a tinge of vodka in the aftertaste. Woah. But this is still surprisingly light bodied. I’m glad I tried it. Wheat DIPA is certainly difficult to find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4101) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light caramel malts and fruits, some hops, bit spicy. Flavour is caramel malty, fruits, orange, yeasty. Fairly hoppy, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle purchased @ Monument. Pours a cloudy amber/gold. Nose is wheat and sweet. Flavor has this nice tongue-crunching bitterness. Reminds me of Fresh Gumballhead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8096) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Craig’s, Edinburgh tasting, big thanks to Craig for this beer I think he got this one. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 This was a total revelation for me I really wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. Honey, yeasty and wheaty on nose and in mouth, hazy appearance with a filmy white head. Soft in the mouth, quite stark in term’s of bitterness, really pithy. Bloody lovely stuff. A8 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours a clear copper hue with a medium sticky white head. The aroma is nice and hoppy; sweet citrus and pine, lots of wheat. A smooth citrus hop dominated flavor, some grains, pine, light bitterness. A dry earthy finish with some bitterness resting on the tongue. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
bottle at halloweeen tasting ... amber ... sweet yeasty mellon ... lemon... little honey nose ... zezty lemon front ... bitter peel ... big hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light earthy aroma. Grapefruit, pine, and wheat flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, wheat, and light caramel lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-op. Bottled in early August, so a bit aged. Aroma is fairly sweet and musty with some wheat. Some floral hop aromas are also detected along with some spiciness. Transparent golden body with some orange hues present. Has a pretty large, fizzy whitish head. Good retention. Starts somewhat bitter with a fair astringency. A bit spicy and peppery, probably due to the wheat. Some floral hints come in later with a decent acidity to finish. Moderate bitterness late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tropical fruit with some peaches, oranges and papaya. The flavor is bitter papaya with some orange and pine notes. Low to medium bitterness. I don’t necessarily get too much wheat in the flavor, but I don’t get the caramel malt that is often present in IPAs. I assume that the lack of caramel malt is because the beer is brewed with wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle:   Orangish golden, slight haze, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Hops on the nose, slight pine and candied citrus peel.   Rather hoppy on the tongue, not all that wheaty either.   Noticing that the malts are on the thin side.   Not out of balance, but certainly a hop-heads beer.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering hops, pine, and semi-sweet candied citrus peel.   Like many other IPAs, I find this one also seems a bit on the hop side without a real good malt backing.   Not lopsided, but hops dominate.   Decent, but not sure about the Wheat part.

Earlier Rating: 12/21/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle:   Vibrant amber yet slightly hazy, large rocky off-white head, very nice lacing, sticks around for a while.   Quite piney on the nose.   Hoppy, but the pine seems to dominate.   Resiny, citrus peel, with what I can best describe as the acidity of cat urine.   Its faint, but I smell it.   Not as strong on the tongue as I thought.   Hoppy, but not overly done.   Good malt base, slightly wheaty.   Could stand to be a bit maltier, but as is I would say this makes a great 1¾ IPA.   Not sure what it is, but over time all these HUGE IPAs seem not as big anymore.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering citrus zest and hops.   The thing I like about this is that it is flavorful without being overly bitter.   Malts are good, well balanced, but could stand to be a smidgen more.   Expensive beer, but I think worth a shot.

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